The Buddy Fund
To provide every disadvantaged youth the opportunity to participate in sports.
We seek to improve the character and life-skills of disadvantaged kids by delivering sports equipment to organizations providing structured sports and recreational activities in the metro St. Louis region.
Since 1962 the Buddy Fund has helped more than 450,000 kids.
It’s a simple idea: organized sports participation is a positive, character building activity – especially for boys and girls growing up in less-privileged neighborhoods. We believe that organized sports participation is a first-line character-building alternative to the destructive forces faced by kids with limited parenting and/or who are growing up in difficult neighborhoods. Our local charity supports organizations such as boys & girls clubs, community centers, police athletic leagues, homes for children, and after school programs.